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DIG

St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
+44 1904 615505
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Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind! So... DIG IT! SHAKE IT! SEE IT! FEEL IT! FIND IT! At DIG, you get to discover only the most exciting archaeological artefacts from the 2000 years of history hidden under the streets of York. Our four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, so you can grab a trowel and dig up the clues that show how people lived in these times.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“children aged” (12 reviews)
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St SAVIOUR'S CHURCH St. St. Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, England
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+44 1904 615505
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"jorvik centre"
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"hands on activities"
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"different periods"
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"educational experience"
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"great for kids"
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"old church"
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"couple of hours"
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"interactive exhibits"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 6 year old loved it. She likes history and digging and exploring history was fun! The guys also know their stuff and answered many of her questions

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dig is a great experience and is great value for money but once you have done it, you've done it. They rarely change anything so their is no point in going back and it is not the sort of experience were at the end...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My 9 year old girl is really into archeology and fossils so we have spent quite some time at the Jurassic coast and Norfolk coast finding fossils. This museum and experience for youngster is trying to replicate this in a controlled and informative environment. The...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Booked the hour long tour which was definitely the way to go - accessible (for little ones) explanation of what archaeology is about, then into the 4 indoor pits filled with rubber crumbs armed with plastic trowels - one recreating a Roman site, one Viking,...More

Thank James T
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Good experience. Archeologist was brilliant and gave a very good commentry. This is excellent for children and gives them plenty of facts and is a good learning experience.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We took our 6 year old here and he loved every minute from walking in to leaving, he loved it. This really is a must for younger kids.

Thank Random1977
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We arrived late in the day for this museum and the staff were fabulous. Miranda was our tour guide and was engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. Really interesting dig activity which the children loved and a fun way to learn about archeology and history. Highly recommended.

Thank kew125
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience for all, really bought archeology to life. Miranda was our guide and she was great with the kids, informative and energetic.

Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

A great mini tour and talk on the remain and finding in and around York, my youngest (10) loved it. Well done to those at Dig loving the No2 discussion 😝💩👍

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Children love this place - like an oasis in a City which does not have a great deal for children to do. Wonderful idea which certainly is good for a child's imagination.

Thank 356lizt
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Cara M
25 March 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Personally I think the Dig centre is really aimed at children and school trips. However, my husband and I have been and there is still a lot of interesting information. Best not to try and go in school holidays!
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Richard W
22 February 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, saw this too late. But not muddy!
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Jatterine
5 January 2018|
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Response from Crazybaresi | Reviewed this property |
the activity lasts about an hour but then there are other interactive things to do and other exhibits to look at. so could be anywhere between 1 and 3 hours depending in your age and level of interest
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